Dharma Talks From Ordinary Mind Zendo

Below are the archives of dharma talks given at Ordinary Mind Zendo. New talks are also made available through our podcast. If you'd like to stay up to date with the talks, subscribe through the podcast service of your choice. Click here for more information.

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Date Given Speaker Title Transcription
Mar 11th, 2023 Barry Magid The nature of faith
Mar 4th, 2023 Barry Magid Zazen serves up the whole spectrum of experience
Feb 25th, 2023 Barry Magid Confronting Expectations
Feb 18th, 2023 Parnel Wickham Finding my way to Ordinary Mind
Feb 11th, 2023 Barry Magid Joko's realism about what practice can and cannot do
Jan 21st, 2023 Barry Magid The practice of finitude
Jan 14th, 2023 Barry Magid Finding identity in the land of no self
Jan 7th, 2023 Barry Magid Will you recognize the answer you were waiting for?
Dec 31st, 2022 Heather Benson My own life is the koan
Dec 24th, 2022 Christopher Hawkins Did that change my life?
Dec 17th, 2022 Barry Magid Bonsai and how our practice shapes us
Dec 10th, 2022 Barry Magid Rohatsu and the twinkling star
Dec 3rd, 2022 Barry Magid What is the enduring dharma body?
Nov 19th, 2022 Barry Magid The self as an embodied, social person
Nov 12th, 2022 Barry Magid How should we treat others?
Nov 5th, 2022 Barry Magid 3 versions of immersion
Oct 29th, 2022 Barry Magid Our ordinary mind is the way
Oct 15th, 2022 Barry Magid Losing our selves Pt 3
Oct 8th, 2022 Barry Magid What is the enduring dharma body?
Oct 1st, 2022 Barry Magid The koan of life as it is
Sep 24th, 2022 Barry Magid Losing our selves Pt 2
Sep 17th, 2022 Barry Magid Losing Ourselves Pt. 1
Sep 10th, 2022 Barry Magid What does it mean to be free?
Jul 30th, 2022 Barry Magid The feeling of being a self won’t go away
Jul 23rd, 2022 Barry Magid Gary Snyder and the unbroken world
Jul 16th, 2022 Barry Magid The fantasy of the universal
Jul 8th, 2022 Barry Magid What is the meaning of?
Jun 25th, 2022 Barry Magid All you can do is do what you must
Jun 18th, 2022 Barry Magid Dokusan and its relation to our zazen practice
Jun 11th, 2022 Barry Magid Examining the four noble truths
Jun 4th, 2022 Barry Magid The pure delight of simply serving rice
May 21st, 2022 Barry Magid We are members of each other, all of us, everything
May 7th, 2022 Barry Magid The dharma is here – there’s nowhere else to look
Apr 30th, 2022 Barry Magid Your life can’t be squandered – the fruit is always ripe
Apr 23rd, 2022 Barry Magid Life as a problem, life as a koan
Apr 16th, 2022 Barry Magid There's no such thing as a clean slate
Apr 9th, 2022 Barry Magid What's really going on?
Apr 2nd, 2022 Barry Magid Minds, limbs, stomachs, and hearts
Mar 26th, 2022 Barry Magid Free will: neither god nor billiard ball
Mar 20th, 2022 Peter Nichols Peter Nichols at ZCP Sesshin

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